Fodor's Boston [With Map] (Paperback)
One of the country's most idyllic getaways, Napa and Sonoma charm visitors with superb wineries and wine, trendy restaurants and intimate resorts, and pampering spas. Time may seem to stand still in the iconic California countryside with its rows of leafy vines, but the luxury and sophistication here are thoroughly modern. -NEW FORMAT: Napa and Sonoma continue to grow in renown and popularity, with tourism spending on the rise. This new full-size color guide replaces Fodor's In Focus Napa & Sonoma and expands Fodor's coverage of outstanding wineries and restaurants as well as the increasing number of other activities beyond vineyard visits. -EXPANDED COVERAGE: Fodor's combed Napa and Sonoma for the best wineries, restaurants, and lodgings, adding more rising stars as well as longtime favorites. The "Experience Napa & Sonoma" chapter includes top winery recommendations, top activity picks, a food overview, and more winery-touring itineraries. "Best Bets" in each chapter highlight wineries with the best tours, wine tastings, food-pairing experiences, and setting. Non-winery activities get special attention, with more recommendations for outdoor fun, shopping, and spas. The latest trends and places are highlighted, from in-town tasting rooms, distilleries, and microbreweries to Napa nightlife and new wineries on the Sonoma Coast. Additional regional maps make it easy to find everything from restaurants to wineries. -ILLUSTRATED FEATURES: A helpful illustrated special chapter, "Visiting the Wineries," provides a step-by-step look at wine touring and wine production from field to bottle, along with tips for tasting and a "winespeak" glossary to help tasters get the most out of any visit. -INDISPENSABLE TRIP PLANNING TOOLS: This guide includes everything travelers need to plan a great trip, including "Top Experiences," "Top Wineries," "When to Go," "Great Itineraries," and regional winery "Best Bets" for particular interests. Chapters feature "Great Drives," too. -DISCERNING RECOMMENDATIONS: Fodor's Napa & Sonoma offers savvy advice and recommendations from expert writers to help travelers make the most of their time. Fodor's Choice designates our best picks, from hotels to nightlife. -INCLUDES: Napa, Yountville, St. Helena, Calistoga, Sonoma, Healdsburg, Geyserville, and more. -ABOUT FODOR'S AUTHORS: Each Fodor's travel guide is researched and written by local experts.